What Is The Difference Between Traditional Shutters and Plantation Shutters?

Explaining Louvretec’s Range of Outdoor, External Shutters


Shutters offer an unparalleled mix of shade, shelter, sunlight control, security and privacy. Window treatments can make a huge difference in the look and feel of a home. Outdoor, external shutters offer both style and function. With different types of shutters to choose from, we outline the differences between the two common types of shutters below to help you make the right choice for your home.

Traditional Shutters

Traditional shutters consist of narrow panels that are hinged together and can be opened and closed. They are typically made of wood and are designed to be mounted inside the window frame.

Plantation Shutters

Plantation shutters are a newer style of shutters that have gained popularity in recent years. Plantation shutters have wider louvres or slats that are mounted on a frame. These louvres can be adjusted to control the amount of light and privacy in a room.

Louvretec relies on premium engineering and top-quality design to bring a bespoke solution to Australian homes and commercial properties. That’s why we have designed a wide range of outdoor shutters to choose from, including the following: 

  • Sliding shutters 
  • Bifolding shutters 
  • Hinged external shutters 
  • Top hung sliders 
  • Hinged shutter doors 
  • Plantation shutters 
  • Midi louvres installed as slides 

Allowing property owners to meet their specific requirements with the product that will work best with your design and budget, we design, manufacture and install a range of shutters in high-quality aluminium for a durable and corrosion resistant product available in a range of colours. 

Select the style, colour and design of your choice to take your property to the next level and gain the comfort you wish for from external shutters. Consider your budget, window size and shape, and desired level of light control and privacy when making your decision. Reach out to our friendly team today for expert advice and to make an enquiry. Enclose your outdoor area and turn it into a whole new room to enjoy more space. With Louvretec, you can install external aluminium shutters to sit under your Opening Roof and to close in the sides of your deck, patio or veranda. Enjoy shelter from the sun and added privacy and style.